Dr. Hector R. Wong is a Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He also serves as the Director of Critical Care Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation. His research program is focused on sepsis, and spans the spectrum from laboratory-based research to translational research. The latter effort is centered on a multi-institutional genomic and clinical database of pediatric septic shock. The database has been leveraged for the discovery of novel therapeutic targets, novel insights regarding the pathobiology of septic shock, the discovery of gene expression-based subclasses of septic shock, and the discovery of novel stratification and diagnostic biomarkers.